‘Got my electric kitty cat back’: Giles Coren turns detective to track down £65,000 eco-Jaguar that was stolen by ‘gangster’ joy riders… after Met Police text him location and say they don’t have ‘manpower to investigate’
- Police said the Jaguar I-Pace had been left on street in north London for two days
- Officers in area ‘assigned to ongoing incidents’ so unable to attend, added force
- Giles Coren posted a Twitter thread detailing his route to the vehicle in Highgate
- After finally locating the car, he posted: ‘I guess [they] just had a hell of a ride’
Giles Coren turned detective to track down his £65,000 eco-Jaguar that was stolen by ‘gangster’ joy riders.
The TV presenter, 52, tweeted that he ‘got his electric kitty cat back’ after the police texted him its location in Highgate, north London, but didn’t have the ‘manpower to investigate’.
In the thread, he posted pictures of his route to the Jaguar I-Pace, for which the tracker was disabled within three minutes of it being stolen on Friday night.
While setting out to locate his car, Mr Coren posted: ‘I suppose I’m rather hoping the crims [criminals] themselves are not still in the vehicle…?’
The battery-electric crossover SUV had been left on the street for two days with ‘no suspects present’ and all officers on duty in the area at the time were ‘assigned to ongoing incidents so unable to attend’, said the Met Police.
Giles Coren (pictured above), 52, turned detective to track down his £65,000 eco-Jaguar in Highgate, north London, that was stolen by ‘gangster’ joy riders
The TV presenter tweeted that he ‘got his electric kitty cat back’ after the Met Police texted him its location but didn’t have the ‘manpower to investigate’
The food critic began: ‘Last night the c***s stole my new Jaguar I-Pace. So F*** them, f*** the environment and f*** any sort of giving a shit about cars.
‘I’m buying a six year old diesel f***ing Skoda and everyone can just f*** off.’
He then shared a screenshot of his Jaguar tracker app which had notified him of a theft alert, captioning: ‘This is the really useful Jaguar tracker app that tells you where your car is in all circumstances EXCEPT WHEN IT HAS BEEN STOLEN.’
However, in a turn of events, he later wrote: ‘Well now this is exciting. Had an SMS from the Met saying that my car has been spotted and giving me the address where it was last seen.
‘They don’t have the manpower to investigate themselves so I’m heading off alone on foot to see if my car is there…’
Mr Coren then shared images while walking under a bridge and along a street before finally locating the vehicle.
Mr Coren with his vehicle after tracking it down. Upon its discovery, he said the thieves had ‘slung the seat back’ into the ‘gangster position’, adding: ‘I guess [they] just had a hell of a ride’
Upon its discovery, he said the thieves had ‘slung the seat back’ into the ‘gangster position’, adding: ‘I guess [they] just had a hell of a ride’.
A spokesperson for the Met Police told MailOnline: ‘We are aware of a series of posts on social media relating to a vehicle stolen on Friday, 9 April that has now been recovered.
‘At around 14:00 on Sunday, 11 April, police received a call from a member of the public reporting a suspected abandoned vehicle on a street in Highgate, N6.
‘Records showed the vehicle had been reported stolen.
Three of Mr Coren’s tweets, pictured above. All officers on duty in the area at the time were ‘assigned to ongoing incidents so unable to attend’, said the Met Police
‘The vehicle had been at the location for two days and there were no suspects present.
‘All officers on duty in the area at the time were assigned to ongoing incidents so were unable to attend.
‘The registered keeper was contacted and informed that his vehicle had been located.
‘He told police that he would make his way to the location and was encouraged to call back if, on arriving, he was concerned for his safety or became aware of anything suspicious.
‘He attended the location without incident later the same afternoon and retook possession of his vehicle.’
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